The secret life of a snowflake. An up-close look a the art and science of snowflakes
Minneapolis, US: Voyageur Press 2009 | 48pp | £10.99 (HB)
Reviewed by Gordon Johnstone
The photographs are accompanied by text that explains in simple terms how snowflakes are born and grow, including the intricate branches and side branches. The six-fold symmetry of most (though not all) snowflakes is explained in molecular terms, and why snow appears white in terms of light reflections.
There are also instructions on how to make paper snowflakes which should keep a child amused, especially if there is no real snow over Christmas.